In the UK nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year and around 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade. Worldwide the disease affects 650,000 people a year and it’s the 6thmost common type of cancer.
We are supporting Oral Cancer Awareness Month and asking everyone to be vigilant about early signs of mouth cancer.
We at Hillbrook are constantly working to help improve our patients health. We came across this video you may find interesting. It's a simple head and neck cancer check which can be carried out by anyone at home, at any time, but ideally once per month.
There are easy to do self-check tests for a variety of other cancers and illnesses but there is nothing similar for mouth, head or neck cancer. Carrying out a thorough head and neck cancer examination at home can save lives. Be familiar with the signs and symptoms to look out for and learn to act sooner. Early detection is key in the fight against mouth cancers.
Bite Back at Mouth Cancer shows members of the public what to look for and how to seek help if they find something out of the ordinary. This will allow head and neck cancers to be caught earlier. Head and neck cancers are particularly vicious and debilitating when detected late.
We routinely check for signs of Oral Cancer at your examination appointments. If you find that we can be of help in between these appointments, or if you notice something you'd like us to have a look at, book-in to see one of our dentists on 0121 449 5656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org